Shannonville, ON (August 11, 2015)- Pro Superbike points leader Elie Daccache got a great start and led for most of the latest RACE Superseries race on August 9 at Shannonville Motorsport Park (Shannonville, ON), but Ottawa racer Jim Proulx would have none of it. Proulx attached himself to Daccache for most of the 10-lap final and then made a daring pass coming out of the esses to take the lead and win, tightening up the points for the Pro Superbikechampionship. Daccache now holds a slim four-point advantage going into the next round. The best seat in the house, for the close racing in front of him, belonged to Steve “Doc” Walker. Walker took the final step of the podium aboard his BMW S1000RR.
In Pro 6 Cycle & Dunlop Tire Pro 600 action, Daccache led from start to finish and solidified his lead in the championship points hunt. In a race to the flag, Tottenham rider Anthony Scavone took the second step of the podium with Brent Strong in third.
The most exciting action of the weekend took place in the hotly contested Muskoka Brewery-sponsored Amateur Superbike race. Belleville’s Mike Raniowski got a great jump and earned the early lead with Kingston’s Steve Cole in tow. Raniowski pushed his Fuerst Racing-prepped Suzuki GSX-R600 to a healthy lead while behind him, Cole and Chris Brent had a war to settle second place. By midpoint of the race, Brent finally untangled himself from Cole and took off after Rainowski’s Take Mike For Granite-sponsored Suzuki. On the last lap of the race Brent had reeled Raniowski in and made a pass in the hairpin, only to temporarily lose the advantage again. With the checkered flag in sight, Brent made a final pass going into Allen’s corner to take a hard-fought win. Raniowski had to settle for second while Cole brought it home to take the final step of the podium. Chris Fehr took fourth just ahead of fifth place rider Paul MacIntosh.
Raniowski battled for another big win against Chris Brent in the Gravenhurst Plastics Amateur 600 Production class. With a great jump, Raniowski was enjoying a big lead in the race until Brent closed up and looked to be making a run for the win. On the penultimate lap, Brent had a small off-track excursion however and excluded himself from the hunt. He recovered to finish in second place, now just ahead of a hard-charging Chris Fehr, who had to settle for third. In fourth was Michael van Ek with fifth going to Todd Ferguson.
In a barnburner race, “Doc” Walker and Hans Van Sleuwen battled for the entire race, each in turn shattering the track record. Van Sluewen first knocked two seconds off the existing record and then Walker shaved it even more. When the dust settled, Walker ended up with the race win, dropping the record from 1:56 and change to 1:51.858. In third was Cameron Walker.
Master Middleweight: 1st. Brent Strong 2nd. Steve Walker 3rd. Chris Fehr 4th. Hans Van Sleuwen 5th. Jose Azevedo
300 Production: 1st. Eric Quintin 2nd. Jared Walker 3rd. Joshua Thomas 4th. David Walker
Novice 600: 1st. Michael van Ek 2nd. Sean Latta 3rd. Max Kathron 4th. Terry Smith 5th. Mina Latta
SRA Sidecar: 1st. Bill Douglas/Shaun Mcdonald 2nd. Stephen Fletcher/Shane Hoekel 3rd. Chris Wells/ Jeff Gillard 4th. Russ Miller/Fabio Petrucelli 5th. Miles and Shelly Holden
OBC/Lightweight Production: 1st. Dave Buckland 2nd. Alan Burns 3rd. David Walker 4th. Moe Gebarra 5th. David McKiver
Lost Era Ltwt / Rookie Cup: 1st. Colin Duncan 2nd. Michael van Ek 3rd. Sean Latta 4th. Kevin Anderson 5th. Max Kathron
Open Sprint: 1st. Jim Proulx 2nd.Steve Walker 3rd. Grant Smith 4th. Pedro Sousa 5th. Reiner Griese
From: Don Empey
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